Alfred D. Hopper

4 May 1832–10 August 1862 (Age 30)
Claiborne, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alfred D.

When Alfred D. Hopper was born on 4 May 1832, in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse William Hopper, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth A Edwards, was 35. He married Elizabeth Ann McBee on 24 March 1853, in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 10 August 1862, in Cumberland Gap, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Ausmus Cemetery, Speedwell, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States.

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Alfred D. Hopper
Elizabeth Ann McBee
Marriage: 24 March 1853
Nathan Hopper
William Hopper
Rhoda Hopper

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    Elizabeth Ann McBee


24 March 1853
Claiborne, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (5)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 3

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a professional tumbler or acrobat, or a nickname for a restless individual with plenty of energy, Middle English hoppere, an agent derivative of Old English hoppian ‘to hop’.2 German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German hoppen ‘to limp or stumble’.3 Dutch: occupational name for a hop grower or seller, from Middle Dutch hoppe ‘hop(s)’ + the agent suffix -er.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Hopper in household of Jesse Hopper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alfred Hopper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alfred Hopper, "United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903"

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